Des Plaines River/Chicago Ship Canal

Waterways provide an energy efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation network. Some of the advantages of barge transport are:

  • Energy Efficient
  • Extremely Safe
  • Large Cargo Capacities
  • Minimal Land Use/Social Impact
  • Produces Little Air/Noise Pollution
  • Produces Multiple Benefits, including recreation, flood control, wildlife habitat, irrigation and industrial use
  • Reduces Congestion